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  1. narceine(Noun)

    An alkaloid contained in opium, occurring as fine white, silky crystals, slightly soluble in water, used as a substitute for morphine.

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  1. Narceine(noun)

    an alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a bitter astringent taste. It is a narcotic. Called also narceia

  2. Origin: [L. narce numbness, torpor, Gr. : cf. F. narcne.]

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